What games have the best weather effects?

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#1 SolidGame_basic
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I'm thinking Ghost of Tsushima is one of the best:

If that's not good weather effects, then I don't know what it is.

How about you, SW? What games have the best weather effects?

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#2 Telekill
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Agreed. Uncharted 4 also has some incredible stormy weather affects.

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#3 Archangel3371
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Breath of the Wild’s was pretty good. The Gears of War games also had some excellent weather effects.

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#4  Edited By navyguy21
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Red Dead 2, especially in those open vistas.

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The clouds roll and darken so realistically I can almost smell the rain.

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#5 Fedor
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RDR2

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Oh yeah, Red Dead Redemption’s are quite excellent as well.

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#7 SolidGame_basic
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@Archangel3371 said:

Breath of the Wild’s was pretty good. The Gears of War games also had some excellent weather effects.

Lol, yea Xbox games are good when it comes to droughts 🤣

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#8 Archangel3371
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@SolidGame_basic:

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#9 sts106mat
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I think rdr2 has the best ive played

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rdr2

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STALKER

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STALKER

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Compared to RDR2, this looked like a low budget indie game

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MS Flight Sim

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@hardwenzen said:
@ghosts4ever said:

STALKER

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Compared to RDR2, this looked like a low budget indie game

of course its old game plus low budget but its masterpiece unlike RDR2 crap. Its hardcore challenging game made for gamers on other hand RDR2 is casual movie game made for movie watchers.

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I might have to agree with RDR2. I wanna say Far Cry 2 was pretty impressive for 7th gen game, shame they couldn't have built more off what it did for weather and environmental effects with later games.

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@with_teeth26 said:

MS Flight Sim

Yep.

Real time as well.

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#17  Edited By hardwenzen
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@ghosts4ever said:
@hardwenzen said:
@ghosts4ever said:

STALKER

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Compared to RDR2, this looked like a low budget indie game

of course its old game plus low budget but its masterpiece unlike RDR2 crap. Its hardcore challenging game made for gamers on other hand RDR2 is casual movie game made for movie watchers.

This thread is about weather in video games, not how hardcore a game is. STALKER ain't got shit on RDR2 when it comes to weather. They're in a different league. Modded Fallout 4 has way better weather than the video you've posted.

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#18 uninspiredcup
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Probably would go with Stalker, especially modded.

It's been technically surpassed, but it's still incredibly effective.

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Just started playing Ghost and it's one of the few games where I just stop what I'm doing and look at what's in front of me.

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#20 AsadMahdi59
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Midnight Club LA had some really good rain effects for 2008.

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#21  Edited By judaspete
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I've found the rain in Codemastets F1 games impressive for a while now.

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#22 VFighter
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@ghosts4ever: Hey dumb dumb, this threads about best looking weather effects, reading and comprehension aren't really your strong points huh?

As for the thread at hand, Driveclub had some really good weather effects. I also really liked the snow in Virtua Fighter 5 on one or two stages. I'd have to go back and look through my games, can't think of any other good examples at the moment.

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#23 hrt_rulz01
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RDR2 came to mind first.

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#24  Edited By warmblur
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RDR2 is the easy winner but a honorable mention would be Mad Max sandstorm.

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Drive club had the best effects i've ever seen then forza tried to copy repeatedly after that it was so sick man what they tried to take.

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@ProtossRushX said:

Drive club had the best effects i've ever seen then forza tried to copy repeatedly after that it was so sick man what they tried to take.

Agreed, Driveclub is what I first think as well.

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Sea of thieves has amazing weather effects. Then Driveclub stole them. Man It was so sick what they try to take..

Seriously though, sea of thieves is gorgeous.

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Forza Horizon games have some cool weather effects.

LeMans 24hr on the Sega Dreamcast

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#29  Edited By deactivated-5fd4737f5f083
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Flight Sim 2020

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#30 ButDuuude
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Driveclub has great weather effects too.

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#31  Edited By R4gn4r0k  Online
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Battlefield 1 and V

Forza Horizon 3 with Blizzard Mountain expansion

I love extreme weather effects. Gears 4&5 had some nice ones too

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#32  Edited By Ghost_of_Phobos  Online
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MSFS has amazing weather effects. Not sure if anything gets close to it. But it's difficult to compare too given being a very different game.

Edit: Kudos for the sandstorms in Metro Exodus.

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Forza horizon 4 don't think there's been a racing game who got weather effects any better. The pinnacle of racing games.

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#35 pelvist
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One of the things I loved about BOTW weather was that it has a natural effect on the environment and how you play.

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#36 freedomfreak
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So many. But Black Flag is good. Also at seas, with the waves and storms.

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#37 AhReQueNoMori
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@i_p_daily: Does it count when that's all you've ever played?

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I expected Red Dead Redemption 2 to be mentioned but I totally forgot about MSFS.

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The weather effects in Microsoft Flight Simulator look absolutely stunning. The Forza games were quite good as well.

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#40 Peasly
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I enjoyed the weather effects in Ghost too. Gorgeous scenery.

Odyssey has some interesting weather depending on which region you are in, also mentioning the Witcher 3 weather here was very realistic..!!

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#41  Edited By hardwenzen
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After all these years and Driveclub is still superior to everything from MS. When will Forza catch up to this old game? How many more years do they need? Is 2027 enough time? What does @i_p_daily thinks of this? We might know very soon because these gifs will trigger him. 12tflops and nothing on the system is able to reproduce these weather effects. Pretty lame if i am being honest.

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@ahrequenomori said:

@i_p_daily: Does it count when that's all you've ever played?

Even if that were true, it would be 2 games more than you've ever played alt LOL.

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#43 I_P_Daily
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Playing in puddles is as exciting as Sony's first party gameplay gets :)

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#44  Edited By AhReQueNoMori
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@i_p_daily: Wrong. I own a PS. Unlike you, I actually have games to play. :D

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#45  Edited By uninspiredcup
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@i_p_daily said:
@warmblur said:
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Playing in puddles is as exciting as Sony's first party gameplay gets :)

This kind of stuff genuinely excites Sony users, makes them feel like the big boy PC gamer.

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@uninspiredcup said:
@i_p_daily said:
@warmblur said:
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Playing in puddles is as exciting as Sony's first party gameplay gets :)

This kind of stuff genuinely excites Sony users, makes them feel like the big boy PC gamer.

This was my reaction when first time I played STALKER as kid. almost 15 years.

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@hardwenzen said:

After all these years and Driveclub is still superior to everything from MS. When will Forza catch up to this old game? How many more years do they need? Is 2027 enough time? What does @i_p_daily thinks of this? We might know very soon because these gifs will trigger him. 12tflops and nothing on the system is able to reproduce these weather effects. Pretty lame if i am being honest.

The windshield effects look amazing.

Nothing to me stands out with other games from what I can remember right now but I guess that fps racer view does mostly because it's not tps and the windshield effects look pretty darn good to me.

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@ahrequenomori said:

@i_p_daily: Wrong. I own a PS. Unlike you, I actually have games to play. :D

I hear this all the time with you cows, PS has games to play and Xbox doesn't, and yet here you are creating alts and posting on SW, and owning yourselves with every post LOL.

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@hardwenzen said:

After all these years and Driveclub is still superior to everything from MS. When will Forza catch up to this old game? How many more years do they need? Is 2027 enough time? What does @i_p_daily thinks of this? We might know very soon because these gifs will trigger him. 12tflops and nothing on the system is able to reproduce these weather effects. Pretty lame if i am being honest.

Using Driveclub is as about as desperate you could get, but that game's memes sure did make me laugh, this one was my favourite meme lol.

This is my favourite gif and its of FH2 which is only the 3rd best FH game, but still shit all over Driveclub lol

Such fun times and Sony still hasn't made a racing game to even compete with FH2 :)

TCHBO

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@ghosts4ever said:

This was my reaction when first time I played STALKER as kid. almost 15 years.

Not gonna disagree. Doesn't leave a good first impression but it definitely leaves a lasting one.